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US setting up 2 new bases in oil-rich eastern Syria

15:10, Tuesday, 05 November, 2019
US setting up 2 new bases in oil-rich eastern Syria

The United States has begun building two bases in the oil-rich governorate of Deir Ez-Zor which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in eastern Syria, Anadolu Agencyreported.

The news agency quoted local sources as saying that the United States has reinforced its military presence in the area after the Turkish army launched Operation Peace Spring on 9 October to rid the area of Kurdish fighters.

According to the sources; the reinforcements included 250 to 300 additional soldiers, armoured vehicles, heavy weapons and ammunitions.

The US army is present at a number of bases and other military posts in Deir Ez-Zor after expelling Daesh from the governorate over the past three years.

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